In 1980 May, Dr. Rhee Seok-hui, a then-philosophy professor of Chung-Ang, was appointed as the fifth president of Chung-Ang University. The university established the Graduate School of Mass Communications in November, 1980, to train professional journalists, and an annex to the university’s hospital in December, which greatly improved the school’s educational environment. The school also strived to improve the learning environment in Anseong. In October 1981, the university added the College of Foreign Languages, the College of Social Science, and the College of Home Economics to its roster of Undergraduate Schools. Geared toward developing the two campuses in Seoul and Anseong in a balanced manner, the Heukseok campus, Seoul, was renamed as the school’s first campus, and the Anseong campus as the second campus. The university separated its Department of Music from its College of Arts to establish the College of Music in 1982 October. It also renamed the College of Agriculture as the College of Industrial Science, and added to its roster the Graduate School of Construction Engineering in September, 1983. When the University established the College of Construction Engineering in its second campus in 1984, the Anseong campus came to accommodate seven Undergraduate Schools.
Along with its reorganization and expansion of the undergraduate program, the university extended its infrastructure on Anseong campus. These constructions continued extensively between 1980 and 1984. The school built additional buildings in 1980; an athletic field and a second Student Union Hall in 1981; a faculty office building, a laboratory building for the College of Agriculture, and the Arts building in 1982; buildings for the College of Music, an outdoor swimming pool, an auditorium, and a gymnasium in 1983; and more classroom buildings in 1984. Thanks to sizable financial assistance, the Anseong campus became modern and well-equipped.
However, such continuous investments in the Anseong campus eventually became financial burden for the overall university operations.
In the midst of the financial difficulties, Dr. Mun Byeong-jip became the 6th president of Chung-Ang University in 1985. To better manage the university, he reorganized its planning, budget, and financial systems. In addition, he modified the rules of the school to rationalize its management; introduced a new academic affairs administration systems; created the Office of Career Planning; and reorganized the operations of the Chung-Ang Cultural Institute and the Medical Center. Furthermore, he recreated the Departments of French Language & Literature, and Japanese Language & Literature; created the Department of Industrial Information; and pushed for the construction of a modern library. As the university foundation fell deeply in debt, the university continued to experience difficulties in management and operation.